Live shrimp continue to be in short supply all across the Upper Texas Coast. Calls to bait camps Tuesday indicated no live shrimp for most, and a few said that they were about to run out of the small supply received earlier in the day.

This could be one of the reasons fishing has been slow during the past several days. Hopefully, shrimp will begin to move out of the marshes and estuaries soon.

The only fishing report Tuesday came from Richard Belleau, 61st Street Fishing Pier, who reported two sheepshead, two black drum, five flounder and a 5.5-foot shark being landed. The water was green, and the wind was out of the south at 10 knots.

John McMichael, park manager at Seawolf Park, sent a note to say the park has reopened. The recovery from the oil spill is complete, with the exception of rebuilding the railing along the new bulkhead. The existing railing will be demolished and rebuilt.

Until the railing is rebuilt, the bulkhead area of the park will be closed for fishing.

Last weekend, there was a large variety of fish landed in the park including sand trout, rays, black drum and some bull reds. As a reminder, Seawolf Park is open for fishing 24 hours a day, seven days a week until October.

This weekend, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department along with the Nature Heritage Society will host another Go Fish Event at Galveston Island State Park. Volunteers are needed to assist with this event. If you are interested in helping out, contact Greg Akins, 713-201-8110 or

On Friday, Fishing Tackle Unlimited will be working with the Southeast Texas Heroes on Water chapter to host a Spring Kayak Demo for Veterans. The event will take place at Tuscan Lakes in League City from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Capt. Joe Kent is a columnist for The Daily News. To get your catch in the Reel Report, call 409-683-5273 or email

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